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I’m a fool

That’s right. I’m an April Fool’s baby. And as my mom would say ‘an Army brat’ also! My mom was visiting my dad in the army in Washington when she had me. And since it was April Fools day after all, no one believed her when she called and said she finally had me! And they especially didn’t believe that she had a girl!

And this weekend marked my 23rd birthday. I can hardly believe it. I remember being 17 and just hoping, waiting, and wishing to be 21, you know the age where you’re actually considered an adult! And now I’m 23 and I feel the same, I want to be even older! Isn’t that strange??

I think it’s because everyone I work with is older than me, and they make growing up seem like fun. I never knew I wanted to have a family until I met Denise and David, Becky and Adam, Sara and Nick… They have all inspired me to believe growing up is great as long as you have wonderful people to share it with.

And I certainly have the best people to share the future with. This year was my favorite birthday to date. My best friend Megan made it the perfect weekend for me, from having a cookout at her house, doing arts and crafts to decorate (SHE IS NOT CRAFTY LET ME TELL YOU), and getting me….EIGHT PAIRS OF SHOES. Yes, she’s amazing. And not just yesterday, but all the time. I’ve said it a million times the past few days, but I am the luckiest.



Marcy - April 3, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your 20’s! 🙂

Courtney Puhl - April 3, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Happy Birthday Sam! Glad is was a good one!

Sandy - April 3, 2012 - 11:32 am

Happy Happy Birthday Sam! Wishing you all the goodness in life as you celebrate! 🙂

Ashley Swindler - April 3, 2012 - 9:58 am

Happy Birthday cute Same :)! I remember turning 23 very well because that’s the year I got married. It’s been 10 years, he’s still my soulmate, and I still feel like a kid. I’m not sure that feeling ever goes away. Enjoy it Sam. Every year time speeds up even more. I think it was 5 minutes ago that I was graduating from highschool :).

Swann - April 3, 2012 - 9:09 am

Happy Birthday!

I was an airforce brat my whole life….I can relate.

I want your best friend….8 pairs of shoes? WOW! I’m jealous!

Nesha Thompson - April 3, 2012 - 7:59 am

Happy Bithday Sam! 23 is one of our favorite numbers around here! Wishing you a wonderful year!

Hope Boyce - April 3, 2012 - 6:38 am

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Courtney Voss - April 3, 2012 - 6:36 am

You share a birthday with my DH! Well, except he turned 32 😉 I turn the big 3-0 this summer and I think I’m strange for not getting bent out of shape about it. Each year brings a little more happiness, adventure, and most importantly, wisdom. I hope the 23rd year brings you all if these and more!

lesley s - April 3, 2012 - 6:35 am

happy birthday sam!

Jamie Hicks - April 3, 2012 - 6:34 am

Ack, can’t believe I forgot your birthday, I know it’s April Fools. Well happy belated beautiful!

Shanna S - April 3, 2012 - 6:11 am

Happy late birthday Sam! And growing up us fun but don’t wish away your 20’s. . .that is a great time of life full of all kind of new and wonderful experiences!

Brandi Parker - April 3, 2012 - 6:10 am

Happy Belated birthday Sam!! Sounds like you are already grown up beyond your years. Life is great enjoy!!

Sara Burke - April 3, 2012 - 6:04 am

Happy belated birthday! You only get wiser with each passing year. Now, go and post pics of the shoes!!!

Karli christman - April 3, 2012 - 6:00 am

Happy belated b-day Sam ! To many more and keep being creative! xoxo